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Beaverdam, Doswell and Montpelier – Debbie Murphy

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July 2, 2015


Happy Independence Day to everyone, if you need any help getting into the spirit, then the Beaverdam Ruritan Club has just the recipe for you!

Mark it off your bucket list – you can be in a parade!

The Beaverdam Ruritan Club is excited for their 39th annual Independence Day Parade, Saturday July 4, starting at 10 a.m. at Trainham Road in Beaverdam and landing at the Beaverdam Ruritan Park. A great parade that everyone enjoys being in or watching it go by for 5 miles through town. 2015 Grand Marshall is Beaverdam’s own Linda Hall. The theme is patriotic, red, white and blue. Mark it off your bucket list – you can be in a parade! Anyone and everyone are welcome in the parade; sign-up starts at 9 a.m., get a number to be judged for prizes. Pre-registration not required. Antique cars, lawn mowers, tractors, motorcycles, muscle cars, and local veterans are encouraged to be part of the parade; the Purple Heart Fire Truck will again escort veterans. Best Beaverdam Youth League float wins an “ice cream party” under the pavilion for their team. Food and fun after the parade at Ruritan Park with Elmore’s Famous BBQ Chicken Dinners and the Ruritan concessions with their yummy cheese fries! Games for the whole family will be available. Miss Beaverdam contest, ages 2 to 18 living in the western Hanover area can participate. Applications are being accepted June 25, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the club. Information is available at Baseball season is in full swing; come out to enjoy a game and dinner.

The community is invited to Vacation Bible School at Taylorsville Baptist Church in Doswell. The theme this summer is “Journey Off the Map.” The dates are July 20-24, and the time is 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Judi Jones at (804) 370-8905.

Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Beaverdam invites you to Vacation Bible School the week of July 27-31 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. This year we will take a “Journey Off the Map” to explore uncharted territory where children will discover that Jesus is the ultimate guide. They will learn that, even when faced with the unexpected, they can know how to listen for God’s direction.

The church is located one mile north of West Patrick Henry Road on Coatesville Road in Beaverdam. You can call the church office at (804) 883-5950 for information or register your child on the church’s website at

Please let me know if you have news you’d like to share, such as births, marriages, birthdays, retirements, etc. I’m always looking for good news to share! My email address is; my fax number is (804) 752-7858; and my phone number is (804) 227-3664.

Have a great week!